Rudy Giuliani-Organization, Wisconsin
updated December 5, 2007

RUDY GIULIANI PRESIDENTIAL EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE, INC.  [Filed papers with New York State on Nov. 10, 2006 and with the FEC on Nov. 20, 2006]
Chairman former U.S. Sen. Robert Walter Kasten, Jr.
(announced Aug. 16, 2007)  Represented Wisconsin as a U.S. Senator from 1981-93, and a U.S. Representative from 1975-79.  Prior to serving in Congress, Kasten served in the Wisconsin State Senate and in the Wisconsin Air National Guard.  Graduated from the University of Arizona and received a graduate degree from the Columbia Business School.  Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

former Congressman Scott Klug

former State Senator Cathy Stepp

Bill McCoshen - (announced Dec. 5, 2007) Served as Gov. Tommy Thompsonís Secretary of the Department of Commerce, the youngest cabinet secretary ever appointed in Wisconsin history.  Managed Thompsonís successful campaign for a third-term as Governor and served as Thompsonís Chief of Staff.
National Co-Chair Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson
(announced October 12, 2007)  Thompson was a candidate for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination but ended his campaign after the August 11, 2007 Iowa Republican Straw Poll.  Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.  Chairman of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.  President of Logistics Health Incorporated of La Crosse, WI (named to the position in Feb. 2005).  Health and Human Services Secretary, sworn in Feb. 2, 2001 served to Jan. 2005.  Served 14 years as Governor of Wisconsin; first elected in 1986 and re-elected in 1990, 1994, 1998; resigned in Jan. 2001 to become HHS Secretary.  Unsuccessful campaign for Congress in 1979.  Elected to the Wisconsin Assembly in 1966 and re-elected ten consecutive times; elected assistant minority leader in 1973 and Republican floor leader in 1981.  B.S. (1963) and J.D. (1966) from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

also note
National Deputy Political Director Rick Wiley
(announced Feb. 14, 2007)  Executive director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin.  Political director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin from 2001-04 and directed the party's Victory 2004 program.  Midwest political manager for Associated Builders and Contractors during the 2000 cycle.  Has also worked as a legislative liasion to former Illinois Comptroller Loleta Didrickson and a legislative assistant to Wisconsin State Representative Gene Hahn (R-De Forest).
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